Mytholmroyd Net

Mytholmroyd Net

News from January 2009 to March 2009

    The Pace Egg Play is coming - Good Friday, April 10th, 2009 - 10.15 at St Michael's

    Pace Egg Preview (Calder High) By Billy Painter.

    It's that time of year again when the Calder Valley tradition of the Pace Egg play lives on and entertains hundreds of people throughout the Calder Valley. The students of Calder High School, will once again dust off their Pace Egging hats on Good Friday, 10th April, to perform all day long throughout the Calder Valley.

    The Midgley Pace Egg play is an old tradition within Calder High School, and has been performed by the school for many years now. The Pace Egg is based on the oldest play in the world, The Mummers Play. The story is based around Saint George's triumphs and the whole play boasts his great champion status. Throughout the performance three challengers try to defeat Saint George (Bold Slasher, Black Prince of Paradine and Hector), who is a very cocky and mighty character. more info - posted 28th March, 2009

    Mytholmroyd Exchange - Calder Valley for fibre rollout

    BT has released new details of its fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) rollout, including a list of the first 29 exchanges to be upgraded to offer faster broadband in early 2010. Includes Calder Valley (ie Mytholmroyd) but not Hebden Bridge! More info - posted 23rd March, 2009

    Nicholas Hughes, the son of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath has died
    more information from The Times online.

    See also:

    Fairbank Daily News-Miner, Alaska Fairbanksan Nick Hughes RIP - Friends in Alaska are mourning the death of Nicholas Hughes... ...In Alaska, he had the freedom and the opportunity to live on his own terms and be recognized for his own accomplishments. Here he was not a literary figure forever defined by the lives of his parents." Dermot Cole - posted 23rd March, 2009

    from 10th April unless more funding is found. More info and comments from Paul Brannigan. - posted 19th March, 2009


    Police called as students walk out of lessons to demonstrate outside Calder High School this morning in support of the two suspended teachers - Hebweb photo more info posted 11th March, 2009

    Kerbside's Paul Brannigan to fight election

    Kerbside Calderdale Chief Executive, Paul Brannigan, is now directly challenging Calderdale Council - at the ballot box. He is standing for election as councillor for the vacancy in Skircoat Ward. He will seek election as an independent candidate campaigning under the banner "Kerbside Champion for Local Enterprise" which he feels best expresses the reason for his candidature. more here - posted 6th March, 2009

    Alarm is growing over plans which may disturb Acre Mill's deadly asbestos

    This portrait of Acre Mill was painted by a Mrs B Wood of 7 Hebden View, Wadsworth. Why did she paint the land at the front of the mill light brown? This roughly represents the area of plans for a proposed house and garage. New group outline their fears to the local websites. more here - posted 5th March, 2009

    KERBSIDE - We'll see you in Court

    KERBSIDE Calderdale has come out fighting after being landed with a surprise bill for staff training, which it says it never asked for. See Courier article. here

    And Paul Brannigan of Kerbside calls for community action. here

    Other correspondents to the discussion Forum are threatening a "dirty protest" of non-cooperation. Read more - posted 3rd March, 2009

    Calling all drummers! Beginners welcome!

    This year, we will forming a Hebden Bridge Samba Band in preparation for the Handmade Parade (20 June, 2009). The sessions will be: Mondays at 5.30 - 7.30pm at Wainsgate Chapel, Old Town on 9 and 23 March, 6 and 20 April 4 May Further sessions will be announced later. More info here - posted 2nd March, 2009

    Mytholmroyd Station Partnership

    The daffs are coming up strong - hope it will be an even better display than last year. We made a start today. Why not join our friendly bunch of Station volunteers? Geoff Mitchell, Chairman, Mytholmroyd Station Partnership 01422 885154. For latest station and rail news and details of the next gardening session click here - posted 28th February, 2009


    Artists are being invited to work with the community towards plans for a new heart for Mytholmroyd. Calderdale Council is working with Royd Regeneration and St Michael's Church to create a new Town Square for Mytholmroyd. A piece of public art will form a focal point in the centre of the site, and will be a key part of the transformation. The Council wishes to commission a number of experienced artists or design teams to develop initial concepts for a public art feature. One artist or design team will then be commissioned to produce a fully detailed design, and to oversee the installation of the art work. more info - here - posted 28th February, 2009


    Notice on the door says the pub will re-open Friday 13th February at 12.00. Grapevine information - serving pub grub - all fresh ingredients. - posted 10th February, 2009


    This year's Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade will be Saturday 20 June, 2009 at 2pm. Open Workshops and Parade Classes will be 2 June to 18 June, 2009. Get involved! Bring your parade ideas to the Community Consultation Meeting on Tuesday 24th February, 7pm at the White Lion in Bridge Gate. Call for Parade Artist more info - here - posted 10th February, 2009



    Schools are closed again today 3rd February. See Facebook "I love Hebden in the snow" for more great photos here - posted 3rd February, 2009


    What's the weather like up there?

    3-C volunteers John Frederiksen and Brian Marsden were on top of St Michael's Church Tower checking connections on Sunday 1st February 2009. John pictured here looking "cool" told us they were advised to wait until the bell ringers had finished before attempting the exercise. More photos taken from the tower : here - posted 2nd February, 2009


    Students demonstrate as popular teacher loses job for publishing book to help young people to read. See Discussion forum - posted 2nd February, 2009


    Forever Young will be at the Sportsman (Kebs) Pub up on the Blackshawhead moor on Wed 4th February. Start time 8.00pm - posted 2nd February, 2009


    Under the theme of 'Raising the Roof', Hope Baptist Church is holding a concert by local band 'Forever Young' on Saturday 31st January at 7.30pm to celebrate the start of building work on the John Fawcett Centre. More info Hebweb - posted 27th January, 2009


    Owners make pledge that Dusty will re-open soon more info Hebden Bridge Times - posted 27th January, 2009

    Calder High's A level results

    The best of all the region's "comprehensives"... More info - Hebweb - posted 17th January, 2009


    Street Angels is a volunteer service who work on Friday and Saturday evenings in town centres offering help and advice to vulnerable people. Tomorrow evening (Tuesday 6th January), 8.00 p.m., at Hope Baptist Chapel, Hebden Bridge, there is a public meeting for all interested in finding out more or supporting the project. - posted 5th January, 2009

    ANTIQUE FAIR TODAY - 4th January 09 - Mytholmroyd Community Centre

    - posted 4th January, 2009

    Frosty start to the New Year

    Photo taken Cock Hill Moor 1st January 09. - posted 4th January, 2009